Manchester United have been handed a very ‘dangerous’ group, according to manager of the side, José Mourinho, who made his opinion known during a press conference.
On Thursday, the Red Devils were drawn in Group A alongside Portuguese champions, Benfica, Swiss side, Basel and CSKA Moskva of Russia.
However, while the general belief is that it’s a favourable draw for the three-time champions, Mourinho says it’s a difficult group.
“I think it’s a dangerous group and, if you go to the recent history of United, United lost against Basel, United couldn’t beat Benfica in two matches,” Mourinho said. “I think also against CSKA Moscow the last time was 0-0 or 1-0 or something.
The former Chelsea boss added that while the teams are familiar foes, playing them won’t be easy.
“I know the three places, I never played against Benfica in the Champions League but of course, I know the dimension and the quality.
“I played a few times against CSKA, I played against Basel too, I know the places. It’s not going to be easy.”